Antarctic Press Launches Offbeats, Exciting Comics and Tainted Love in February 2019 Solicits

Antarctic Press is launching three new series in February 2019, Offbeats by John Ward and Giles Crawford, Exciting Comics bringing back public domain superheroes in a new shared universe, and Tainted Love by Arthur Bellfield and Flavio B. Silvain in February 2019 solicitations – along with everything else the publisher is pushing out…

OFFBEATS #1

OFFBEATS #1

DEC181564

(W) John Ward (A) Giles Crawford

It’s Tintin meets Tarantino in this 1950’s crime noir!A young man tries to save a woman from a vicious street gang, but ends up needing to be rescued by a petty crook who introduces him to a whole new world!
In Shops: Feb 27, 2019

Final Orders Due: Jan 04, 2019

SRP: $3.99

EXCITING COMICS #1 MAIN CVR

EXCITING COMICS #1 MAIN CVR

DEC181565

For the first time in over 70 years, Exciting Comics returns to stores!In this premiere title, Antarctic Press introduces the Superverse, a new shared universe that combines classic public domain characters such as Black Terror and the Heap with a host of new, original heroes!
In Shops: Feb 27, 2019

Final Orders Due: Jan 04, 2019

SRP: $1.99

EXCITING COMICS #1 TERROR RETURNS VAR CVR

EXCITING COMICS #1 TERROR RETURNS VAR CVR

SRP: $4.99

EXCITING COMICS #1 BLACK JAQ VAR CVR

EXCITING COMICS #1 BLACK JAQ VAR CVR

SRP: $9.99

EXCITING COMICS #1 HYPNO HEROINES VAR CVR (MR)

EXCITING COMICS #1 HYPNO HEROINES VAR CVR (MR)

SRP: $14.99

EXCITING COMICS #1 SPEEDWAY VAR CVR (MR)

EXCITING COMICS #1 SPEEDWAY VAR CVR (MR)

SRP: $19.99

EXCITING COMICS #1 SKETCH VAR CVR (MR)

EXCITING COMICS #1 SKETCH VAR CVR (MR)

SRP: $4.99

TAINTED LOVE #1 (OF 4)

TAINTED LOVE #1 (OF 4)

DEC181571

(W) Arthur Bellfield (A) Flavio B. Silva

Arthur Bellfield, writer of War’s Chosen (OGN) (Arcana Comics) and God Cell: Gate of the Gods (Advent Comics), shows us that some girls really DO prefer bad guys.
Chloe Anderson is a troubled woman who dates super villains and often calls upon them to help her solve cases as a crisis manager for superhuman millennials.Her life has led her to give up on love, so now she dates only men to whom she won’t form an attachment.Then she meets the one: American One, a superhero.In the middle of a date, he gets into a superhuman fight and disappears.Chloe discovers he’s been taken to a secret military complex and been shot!
In Shops: Feb 27, 2019

Final Orders Due: Jan 04, 2019

SRP: $3.99

GOLD DIGGER #263

GOLD DIGGER #263

DEC181558

(W) Fred Perry (A) Fred Perry

Gina’s escape from the Time War battle front hits a snag when she stumbles into the territory of an “End Game” Overlord and her cosmic dungeon: Dynamus!Fortunately for Gina, some of Earth’s most experienced and mysterious explorers have been searching for a way to explore Dynamus, and Gina’s arrival has given them the entry point they’ve been waiting for!
In Shops: Feb 27, 2019

Final Orders Due: Jan 04, 2019

SRP: $3.99

PUNCHLINE #5

PUNCHLINE #5

DEC181559

(W) Bill Williams (A) Matthew Weldon

Jessie has to fight to the finish with the monster called Sawtooth.Plus, a terrible truth about Mel threatens to break up this terrific team as the “Blood Sisters” adventure comes to a close!
In Shops: Feb 27, 2019

Final Orders Due: Jan 04, 2019

SRP: $3.99

WILLIAM THE LAST FIGHT AND FLIGHT #2

WILLIAM THE LAST FIGHT AND FLIGHT #2

DEC181560

(W) Brian Shearer (A/CA) Brian Shearer

As Magnus and Elias frantically search for the missing children, William tries to master his Hawk Rider armor, but the armor seems to have a mind of its own!
In Shops: Feb 27, 2019

Final Orders Due: Jan 04, 2019

SRP: $3.99

STARS END #4 (OF 4)

STARS END #4 (OF 4)

DEC181561

(W) Larry Spike Jarrell, Selena McDevitte (A) Larry Spike Jarrell, Bill Marimon

ACTION-PACKED FINAL ISSUE
As Arianna and Captain Peri square off, the two ships’ crews vie either to free Arianna or to take her down to save everyone else.Abruptly, the Admiralty’s machinations are revealed when an elite combat group arrives on the scene to throw a wrench in the works.
In Shops: Feb 27, 2019

Final Orders Due: Jan 04, 2019

SRP: $3.99

STEAMPUNK GLAMOUR GAZETTE #3

STEAMPUNK GLAMOUR GAZETTE #3

DEC181562

Announcing the third issue of Steampunk Glamour Gazette, celebrating a bevy of beauties from next door as well as around the world!Join us as we take you to Teslacon 9: The Battle of Britain.Tour with us behind the scenes as we learn the secrets of makers and shakers in the steampunk community!
In Shops: Feb 27, 2019

Final Orders Due: Jan 04, 2019

SRP: $3.99

MOBSTER GRAVEYARD #2 (OF 5)

MOBSTER GRAVEYARD #2 (OF 5)

DEC181563

(W) David Furr (A) Ryan Cody, Shannon Smith

Detective Roger Crayton grapples with the death of his partner.To help him move past this, his boss assigns him a new partner and a new case.But this latest incident proves to be just as bizarre, leading him back to the previous case as he discovers the gunman who saved him from Capone’s warehouse is still alive!
In Shops: Feb 27, 2019

Final Orders Due: Jan 04, 2019

SRP: $3.99

8 BIT REBELS BACKLIT T/S SM

8 BIT REBELS BACKLIT T/S SM

DEC181572

(A) Joe Wight

Don’t go Berserk looking for good shirts. Once you get our Breakout design, it’ll be on like Pong with Donkey Kong! Whether you’re navigating the Asteroids to shake some Star Raiders or weathering a Tempest of Space Invaders, this shirt is the one for you! This shirt shows you’re ready to Double-Dunk any Gremlins in your way! Don’t give in to Yars’ Revenge; it’s a Pitfall. Instead, satisfy yourself with this shirt when you’re heading into Combat in the Battlezone.
In Shops: Feb 27, 2019

Final Orders Due: Jan 04, 2019

SRP: $21.99

8 BIT REBELS BACKLIT T/S MED

SRP: $21.99

8 BIT REBELS BACKLIT T/S LG

SRP: $21.99

8 BIT REBELS BACKLIT T/S XL

SRP: $21.99

8 BIT REBELS BACKLIT T/S XXL

SRP: $23.99

8 BIT REBELS BACKLIT T/S XXXL

SRP: $24.99

HOUDINI MASTER DETECTIVE #1 ONE SHOT (MR)

HOUDINI MASTER DETECTIVE #1 ONE SHOT (MR)

DEC181578

(W) Jonathan Kendrick, Jamie Allan Nicklin, Simon Mark Wheeler (A) Rafael Broseta, David Belmonte

A mystery criminal is committing a rash of diabolical crimes plaguing the city, so Scotland Yard reaches out to Harry Houdini and his wife, Bess Houdini, are called upon by Scotland Yard to help figure out who the evil perpetrator is.But no sooner are they on the case then the villain kidnaps Bess!
In Shops: Feb 27, 2019

Final Orders Due: Jan 04, 2019

SRP: $3.99

DEVILS #3 (MR)

DEVILS #3 (MR)

DEC181579

(W) Matthew Spradlin (A) William Allan Reyes

Takahiro and Yabu are struggling to make it out of the Ramree swamp alive.A deadly crocodile awaits in front of them; the remaining Japanese troops (lead by their blood thirsty commanding officer) are behind them.The ghosts of Nanking have truly come to collect their due.And even if the two friends make it out, what awaits them on the other side?
In Shops: Feb 27, 2019

Final Orders Due: Jan 04, 2019

SRP: $3.99

HEROES AT LARGE #3 (MR)

HEROES AT LARGE #3 (MR)

DEC181580

(W) Matthew Spradlin (A) David Hutchison

FOR MATURE AUDIENCES
Our motley crew of heroes from the 1940s goes on their first field trip to the OUTSIDE world. So of course, they head to the great American institution called “the Mall”.Unfortunately, they run right into a crime being committed.Can they pull it together in order to thwart the baddies?Probably not.
In Shops: Feb 27, 2019

Final Orders Due: Jan 04, 2019

SRP: $3.99

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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